Reading More with the Arch
Photo courtesy of JNPA
March is National Reading Month, and what better way for St. Louis to celebrate than with our city and the Arch? There are so many books about our favorite city and stainless steel monument (and many are available at JNPA’s online store), so check out some of our picks below – for yourself or for the kids:
- “Journal of Lewis and Clark” edited by Bernard De Voto: With this primary source, you can go back in time and experience an adventure of a lifetime through the words of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark!
- “Eero Saarinen: Architect, Sculptor, Visionary” by Lawrence W. Cheek: Indulge in the story of the inspiring designer of the Gateway Arch, Eero Saarinen, with details of his life from birth to death.
- “The Gateway Arch – An American Icon“: With photography featuring unique angles and varying seasons, this photo book will leave you in awe of the beauty that is the Gateway Arch.
- “Amazing St. Louis: 250 Years of Great Tales and Curiosities” by Charlie Brennan: After celebrating St. Louis’ 250th birthday, KMOX’s Charlie Brennan compiled this assortment of facts, stories, and past events that are special and unique to our city.
And don’t forget about the kids!
- “To the Top: A Gateway Arch Story” by Amanda E. Doyle: Join Ella, Jake and Grandpa as they explore the historic Gateway Arch on the riverfront.
- “Goodnight St. Louis” by June Herman and Julie Durbray: With heartwarming illustrations, this book will take you through all the highlights that make St. Louis the wonderful city it is.
- Gateway Arch Activity Book: Let your children (ages 4 and up) jump into all the interactive pages of this book while learning about the Arch and the history of St. Louis!
- “The Gateway Arch” by Lisa Bullard: This book contains fun facts, historical information, and more to teach children (ages 10 and under) about the tallest manmade monument in the United States.
- “What’s That Arch?” by Sandra Kreitner: Geared toward children ages 2 to 4, this board book explains the significance of the shiny Arch in the sky and takes readers through St. Louis history.
Happy reading, St. Louis!